Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 24
Photo 24 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Mahishamardini
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Mahishamardini, from the 20th century A.D.—Mahishasuramardini is the ferocious aspect of the female divinity of Shiva. This multi-armed image of Mahishasuramardini is shown holding usual attributes in each of her hand. Her principal right hand is holding a sword in a position to kill the Mahishasura, the demon king when he attempted to charge her.
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.